He won the Palme d’Or in 1984 for penning Paris, Texas
He co-wrote Brownsville Girl in 1986 with Bob Dylan
The song Coyote was written about him by Joni Mitchel 1976
He wrote the Pulitzer winning play Buried Child in 1979
He wrote the play Cowboy Mouth with Patti Smith in 1971
He was Oscar nominated for The Right Stuff in 1983
In a 2014 Q&A with The Guardian he answered:
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
Maybe Kate Moss.
Good man Sam.